Colours and textures of Burano

Burano is a tiny island in the Northern Italy, just 45 minutes boat trip away (vaporetto 12) from Venice. 

I was dreaming of visiting it for a few years as I was constantly seeing photos of it's colourful houses. Finally my dream came true!

An ancient legend says that fisherman painted their houses in different bright colours so that they could see them from long distance when they were far away for fishing.

If someone wishes to paint their house nowadays, they need to get approval from local government.

Even umbrellas are matching with the houses!

Even umbrellas are matching with the houses!

Did you notice acqua alta (high water) on the right hand side of the photo? Water flooding from canals to the streets is very common in Venice during winter time.  All locals wear rain boots to be able to get where they need to. Tourists can buy special knee high boot covers that are not very durable but can save your feet from getting wet!

Did you notice acqua alta (high water) on the right hand side of the photo? Water flooding from canals to the streets is very common in Venice during winter time.  All locals wear rain boots to be able to get where they need to. Tourists can buy special knee high boot covers that are not very durable but can save your feet from getting wet!

Locals having a chat

Locals having a chat

Even cats in Burano are cute!

Even cats in Burano are cute!

Burano is also known for lace workmanship that dates back to 1500.

Burano is also known for lace workmanship that dates back to 1500.

How about colour of your boat matching colour of your home?

How about colour of your boat matching colour of your home?

I'll share some tips and photos from Venice in the next post (I've got so many!).